Liverpool Set to Swoop for Belgian International as Can Replacement


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Despite reports at the weekend which cast doubt over his potential move to Juventus, Liverpool are planning for life with Emre Can, reports

Bianconeri general manager Guiseppe Marotta told the Italian media that Juve weren’t sure if the Germany international was moving to Turin in the summer as he put all talks over his future on hold until the end of the season.

Bayern Munich complicated the situation when they recently declared their interest in 24-year-old Can.

Liverpool though, expect the player to leave and are looking at much-admired Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker as a potential replacement. The 22-year-old was previously linked with West Ham, who made an offer for his services in the summer.

While Anderlecht wanted £20m, the Hammers offer reached £4.4m up front with a further £8.8m payable in instalments; the deal collapsed as the two sides remained too far apart to reach an agreement.

Dendoncker who has also attracted Manchester United’s attention is open to a move to England and knows Liverpool are a step up from not only West Ham but Anderlecht as well.

With Naby Keita, 22, joining from RBS Leipzig in a £47m deal, a new look Liverpool midfield is already taking shape.